As I said in my post last Friday (see it here), I created this card using the FMS328 template.
This time my card doesn’t use a square, but this fun birthday hat from the Celebrate You stamp set that I forgot I had. The paper is part of the Sweet Soirée DSP which has a lot of flowers. But on the reverse side are more graphic patterns that have a range of possibilities, including this great polka dot pattern! Looks like birthday confetti doesn’t it?!
I thought the bold birthday hat was perfect for this FMS328 challenge. I used a Marina Mist card base, with Daffodil Delight under the polka dot DSP pattern. I stamped the hat with the Marina Mist ink. I added Daffodil Delight under the hat (yes, I had to fussy cut both the stamped image and the under layer) to make it standout from the card. I also use my retired Crushed Curry Baker’s twine to make a pom-pom for the hat. I popped the hat up with dimensionals. When I finished, I couldn’t leave it “bare” so I pealed off the hat and added the waves in Marina Mist, cut with the Swirly Scribbles thinlits underneath it.
Here’s what I used for the card:
Thanks once again for stopping by to see my card today. Tomorrow’s card is “loosely” based on this template, but I futzed around until I liked the final card.
Don’t forget Sale-a-bration ends March 31!
Another week, another sketch! Back to my bright color schemes this week.
I pulled out the Bubbles & Fizz DSP, FREE from Stampin’ UP!’s Sale-a-bration catalog. I tried not to over think this card. I had it cut and put together in less than 20 minutes, start to finish! Isn’t it great when that happens??!!
I used a Lemon Lime Twist card base with the fun bubbles as an under layer frame. But before I taped it down, I cut the small bubbles square from the middle of the under layer. It’s a way to stretch the use of the papers, and no one will ever know there a “hole” in that layer. Except of course, now you know since I spilled the beans!
Then I laid the 2nd largest square from the Stitched Shapes down on the strip layer, and put a smaller Layering Squares dies inside to get the placement I wanted on the card. When I was satisfied with where it was, I carefully removed the Stitched Shape and cut the square from the strip layer. Uh-oh, you say…big hole on the front of my card. Nope, the Lemon Lime Twist stitched square covers the hole! Once I had all three square layers cut and adhered together, I used dimensionals to pop them up over the “hole”. You can’t see it even when you look from the side!
I stamped the greeting from Sunshine Sayings and cut the banner ends with my retired Banner Punch. It sounds like a lot of complicated steps, but it really isn’t. Here’s what I used to make this card:
Thanks for stopping by today. Drop by on Monday when I’ll share another card from this sketch that I made. It’s another birthday card with a twist, a hip, hip, hooray birthday twist.
Another card today for the FMS327 challenge. It’s a very simple template and all kinds of ideas came to mind when I saw this week’s challenge.
I’m using another of the Delightful Daisy DSP patterns I’ve had out on my craft table just waiting to use it on a card.
I started with a Tranquil Tide card base and layered on just the DSP. But as I stepped back to look at it, the DSP didn’t stand out. So I cut a Whisper White underlay, trimmed the DSP down slightly and it looks so much crisper. Next up, trying to find the perfect saying and accent. I tried several of the DSP patterns in the circle, but they were also Tranquil Tide and Whisper White and they just didn’t stand out. So I flipped one of them over and saw the daisy flower pattern, although it is hard to tell that’s what it is, and used it instead. I tried several colors underneath it and finally decided on the white. My tag uses several word stamps from the Sale-a-bration Amazing You stamp set and punched with the new Pretty Label punch. Of course it needed some bling so I added tiny pearls and a gold metallic thread bow (leftover from last year’s catalog, love this stuff!). I popped the scalloped circles and the message tag up on dimensionals for an added visual effect.
Here’s what I used to make this card:
Thanks for stopping by today. Now, what should I make next? Easter treat bags and boxes…hmmm…that sounds like an interesting idea! Stop by later this week to see what I decide to do.
Actually, it’s several last minute reminders. Sale-a-bration is still going on until March 31 and there are so many wonderful stamp sets and products to choose from by just ordering $50 or $100. One way to do this is to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin kits.
Sound like a great idea? It is! Here’s the last two month’s kits to give you an idea of all the fun things you can make with your monthly Paper Pumpkin kit!
And here’s the current Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-bration Level 1 selections available for every $50 you order. I’ve used a number of these in my recent cards and still working on more projects with the other selections.
Here’s the Sale-a-bration Level 2 selections available for every $100 you order.
So think about a Paper Pumpkin subscription and/or stocking up on all those crafting supplies you need. You can get free stuff by buying your everyday crafting supplies you need (cardstock and Designer Series papers, envelopes and packaging, adhesives of all kinds, Inks and Stampin’ Blends). But don’t take too long, Sale-a-bration ends March 31!
Have a great weekend crafting! I know I’m going to squeeze in as much time as I can around my weekend errands and the Houston Livestock & Rodeo (yup, the rodeo!). Everyone should attend at least one Houston Rodeo in your lifetime! Happy trails to you!